Albertville Police Continue Search For Missing Python

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ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Police are keeping an eye out for a large snake that escaped from its cage on Sunday evening.

The 11-foot Python got free from its cage at a home in the Section Line Road/Head Street area.  It's a female, and her name is 'Rogue'.

The owner, Brittany Nichols, says she went outside to check the snake's enclosure in the early evening, and the snake was there, but when she went back later, the snake was gone.

The owner says she is concerned someone stole the snake.  The snake won't bite, but is a constrictor, so it has the power to squeeze and crush someone.

Albertville Police and animal control workers are searching the area near the home to try to find Rogue.

If you see the snake, please call Albertville Police at (256) 878-1212.

In the meantime, someone set up a Twitter account for Rogue.  Check out the latest tweets here: Twitter.com/AvillePython